Jennifer Aniston backtracks on 'Friends' reunion comments

Chris Edwards
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Jennifer Aniston arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Murder Mystery" at the Regency Village Theatre on Monday, June 10, 2019 in Westwood, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Aniston arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Murder Mystery" at the Regency Village Theatre on Monday, June 10, 2019 in Westwood, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Jennifer Aniston has backtracked on her claim that a Friends reunion could be about to happen.

During a recent interview with Ellen DeGeneres, the actress raised fans’ hopes of the original cast of the hit sitcom getting back together.

However, while appearing on the red carpet to promote her new film Murder Mystery, Aniston revealed that she only said ‘yes’ because ‘no’ and ‘maybe’ weren’t stopping people from asking.

“Well, ‘no’ was getting me nowhere, and ‘maybe’ was getting me nowhere,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “So I thought I’d try ‘yes.’ See what would happen. Sorry!”

Jennifer Aniston (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Aniston (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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However, the actress still wants fans to “stay excited” about the possibility of a reunion, and when asked again if her Friends co-stars would be up for it, she replied: “Anything could happen.

“I have no idea though,” she quickly added. “There’s no plans in the immediate future.”

During her interview with DeGeneres last week, Aniston confirmed that she’d be willing to return to the role of Rachel Green.

After being pressed by the show’s host, the actresses replied: “Ohhhkay. Why not? You know what, because, listen, I told you this.”

Friends cast from left, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox Arquette, Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file)
Friends cast from left, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox Arquette, Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file)

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She then went on to reveal that her fellow cast-mates and friends in real life, would also be up for resurrecting their characters.

“Listen, I would do it,” she said. “The girls would do it. And the boys would do it. Anything could happen.”

But now it looks as though a reunion is just as far off as it always was, with David Schwimmer (Ross Geller) and Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay) also expressing their doubts over the possibility.

Appearing on Late Night with Conan O'Brien earlier this year, Kudrow said: “They're rebooting everything. I don't know how that works with Friends, though.

“That was about people in their twenties, thirties. The show isn't about people in their forties, fifties. And if we have the same problems, that's just sad."

David Schwimmer appeared to feel the same when he remarked: "Look, the thing is, I just don't know if I want to see all of us with crutches [and] walkers. I doubt it - I really doubt it. But thank you for asking, and moving on!"